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Part I REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF VEHICLES

Part IA ROAD-USER CHARGES

Part II LICENSING OF DRIVERS

Part III LICENSING OF DRIVING INSTRUCTORS AND DRIVING SCHOOLS

Part IV GENERAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO ROAD TRAFFIC

Division 1 — Provisions as to driving and offences in connection therewith

Division 2 — Accidents

Division 3 — Miscellaneous

Part V PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLES

Part VA LICENSING OF TAXI SERVICE OPERATORS

Part VB LICENSING OF BUS INTERCHANGE AND BUS DEPOT OPERATORS

Part VI PROVISIONS AS TO USE OF HIGHWAYS

Part VII MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

FIRST SCHEDULE Specified Acts

SECOND SCHEDULE Classification and descriptions of public service vehicles

THIRD SCHEDULE Specified offences

Legislative History

Comparative Table

 
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Removal or immobilisation of abandoned or illegally parked vehicles, etc.
123.
—(1)  Where a vehicle —
(a)
is parked or permitted to stand on any road in contravention of any provision of this Act or in such a manner as to constitute a danger or unreasonable obstruction to traffic or persons using the road; or
(b)
appears to have been abandoned on a road,
an enforcement officer who is in uniform may —
(i)
require the owner, driver or other person in control or in charge of the vehicle to remove the vehicle;
(ii)
remove the vehicle (including any trailer drawn or any load carried thereby) to such place as the enforcement officer thinks fit and detain it thereat; or
(iii)
immobilise the vehicle.
(2)  Where an enforcement officer has removed and detained, or has immobilised, any vehicle under subsection (1), the enforcement officer shall, with all reasonable despatch, notify the owner of the vehicle as to the procedure by which such owner may secure the release of the vehicle.
(3)  The notification under subsection (2) may be given —
(a)
where the vehicle has been removed and detained —
(i)
by posting a notice in writing to the owner of the vehicle at his usual or last known place of residence or business in Singapore; or
(ii)
in such other manner as the enforcement officer thinks expedient; or
(b)
where the vehicle has been immobilised, by affixing a notice onto the windscreen or any other conspicuous part of the vehicle.
(4)  No vehicle which has been removed and detained, or immobilised, under this section shall be released to the owner thereof except —
(a)
by or under the direction of a Magistrate or the Deputy Commissioner of Police or the Registrar; and
(b)
upon the owner of the vehicle having paid the costs of the removal and detention, or the immobilisation, of the vehicle, and such other charges as may be prescribed,
and the vehicle shall remain at the risk of the owner of the vehicle until all such costs and charges have been paid.
(5)  A person shall be guilty of an offence if he —
(a)
without reasonable excuse, fails to remove his vehicle when required to do so by an enforcement officer under subsection (1)(i); or
(b)
without being authorised to do so by a Magistrate or the Deputy Commissioner of Police or the Registrar, removes, attempts to remove or tampers with —
(i)
any notice that has been affixed to a vehicle under subsection (3)(b);
(ii)
any vehicle from the place at which it is being detained under this section; or
(iii)
the immobilisation device that has been fixed to a vehicle under this section.
(6)  Where the owner or driver of a vehicle which has been immobilised under this section does not appear to secure the release of the vehicle within the time stipulated in the notice referred to in subsection (3)(b), an enforcement officer may remove the vehicle (including any trailer drawn or any load carried thereby) to such place as he thinks fit and detain it thereat, and shall give notice to the owner of the vehicle in accordance with subsection (3)(a) as to the procedure by which such owner may secure the release of the vehicle.
(7)  Where any vehicle which has been removed and detained, or immobilised, under this section is not claimed by its owner within 3 months from the date on which it was so removed and detained or immobilised (as the case may be), the Deputy Commissioner of Police or the Registrar may, after giving due notice in the Gazette and after giving not less than one month’s notice in writing to the owner (if the name and address of such owner are known to the Deputy Commissioner of Police or the Registrar), sell the vehicle by public auction or otherwise dispose of the vehicle.
(8)  The proceeds from the sale or disposal of any such vehicle shall be applied in the payment of the costs incurred in carrying out the provisions of this section and such other charges as may be prescribed, and the surplus, if any, shall be paid to the owner of the vehicle or, if not claimed by such owner within 12 months, shall be forfeited to the Government.
(9)  The enforcement officer who removes and detains, or who immobilises, a vehicle under this section, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, the Registrar, the Authority or any person who assists the enforcement officer to remove and detain, or to immobilise, the vehicle shall not be liable for any damage to or loss of the vehicle or the contents thereof not caused wilfully or negligently by the enforcement officer, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, the Registrar, the Authority or the person assisting the enforcement officer in the exercise of the powers under this section.
(10)  In this section —
“enforcement officer” means a police officer or an employee of the Authority;
“immobilise”, in relation to a vehicle, means to prevent the removal of the vehicle by fixing to the vehicle a device or appliance which is designed or adapted for the purpose of preventing the removal of the vehicle.
[24/2010 wef 01/11/2010]